|Title||GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava project 2016 report of activities for the Core Zone: surficial geology, geochemistry, and gamma-ray spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador|
|Author||McClenaghan, M B; Paulen, R C; Rice, J M; McCurdy, M W; Amor, S D; Garrett, R G; Solgadi, F; Fortin, R; Spirito, W A; Adcock, S W; Ross, M; Campbell, H E; Pyne, M; Hagedorn, G W|
|Source||Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8148, 2016, 26 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/299295|
|Publisher||Natural Resources Canada|
|Province||Quebec; Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Area||Rivière de Pas; Rivière George; Smallwood Reservoir; Woods Lake; Lac Résolution|
|Lat/Long WENS|| -66.0000 -64.0000 56.0000 54.0000|
|Subjects||surficial geology/geomorphology; economic geology; geochemistry; geophysics; bedrock geology; tills; till analyses; till geochemistry; glacial deposits; indicator elements; drift prospecting; drift
deposits; gold; sperrylite; pyrite; chalcopyrite; olivine; epidote; rutile; spinel; mineral potential; glacial deposits; glacial features; lake sediment geochemistry; lake sediments; gamma-ray spectrometers; gamma-ray spectroscopy; gamma-ray surveys;
|Illustrations||location maps; photographs; tables|
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
|Program||Hudson/Ungava, Northeastern Quebec-Labrador, surficial geology, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals|
|Released||2016 11 09|
This activity report summarizes accomplishments of the GEM 2 Hudson-Ungava surficial activities focused on northeast Quebec and west central Labrador. These activities are being
carried out in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles du Québec (MERNQ) and the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador (GSNL). This report complements the first two years' activity reports that were
published by McClenaghan et al. (2014, 2015). The study area is underlain by Precambrian rocks of the New Quebec Orogen and southern Core Zone. Surficial sediments and landforms include thin veneers of glacial sediments (till), thicker glacial
deposits of ribbed moraine and streamlined sediments, small esker systems, and glacial lake deposits in low lying areas.
The overall objective of these activities is to produce new regional geoscience data including surficial geology, geochemistry
and radiometric maps to support natural resource exploration and responsible resource development in the Hudson-Ungava region. Activities include surficial and bedrock mapping, till geochemistry and indicator mineralogy, lake sediment geochemistry,
geochemical database management and gamma ray spectrometry studies.
Surficial mapping led to an improved understanding of the surficial and bedrock geology of the study area and identification of key areas for more focused mapping and sampling in
subsequent field seasons. Laboratory work led to improved sample processing and examination techniques for till samples. Data management has facilitated web access to GEM 1 and GEM 2 publications and data.
|Summary||(Plain Language Summary, not published)|
This report summarizes field work and other research conducted in 2016 as part of the GEM-2 Hudson-Ungava surficial mapping, geochemistry, and gamma-ray
spectrometry studies in northern Quebec and Labrador.